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UP plans Iowa trackwork; celebrates best-ever derailment safety performance
Union Pacific will strengthen Iowa's transportation infrastructure by investing $6 million in the rail line between Burt and Goldfield, Iowa. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began July 25…
Etherton to serve as interim AREMA chief
Larry Etherton, PE, retired director engineering, Norfolk Southern and former president of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), has assumed the role of interim executive director and chief…
CTA awarded federal Core Capacity funds for red, purple line modernization
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) awarded the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) a $35-million Core Capacity grant to lay the groundwork to improve service and capacity on a heavily-traveled segment…
UP performing close to $10 million of trackwork on Nebraska, Wyoming line
Union Pacific will strengthen transportation infrastructure in Wyoming and Nebraska by investing $9.6 million in the rail line between near Scottsbluff, Neb., and Shawnee, Wyo. The project, funded entirely by…
IDOT, IAIS agreement advances Chicago to Quad Cities passenger service
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) reached an agreement with Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) to perform design work for a portion of the route for the new passenger rail service…
UP performing $11 million worth of work on Colorado, Wyoming infrastructure
Union Pacific will strengthen Colorado's and Wyoming's transportation infrastructures by investing $11 million in the rail line between LaSalle, Colo., and near Cheyenne, Wyo. The project, funded entirely by Union…
RailTEC's new research center is unique in North America
Rail safety and innovation has been given an even greater emphasis at the federal level these days. The Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC), based in the University of Illinois…
Broken rail with RCF evidence blamed for Ellicott City coal train derailment
The derailment of a CSX coal train on a railroad bridge in Ellicott City, Md., on August 20, 2012, was caused by a broken rail with evidence of rolling contact…
Construction for Detroit streetcar begins
Construction crews took to Woodward Avenue in Detroit July 28 to start construction activities on the city's new 3.3-mile modern streetcar line, M-1 RAIL.
MTA plans to invest in additional safety measures
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to implement a series of new and enhanced safety initiatives to better ensure the safety of its customers and employees.
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